I have a Master’s degree in physics from Aarhus University in Denmark. I did my master thesis work in experimental atomic physics at CERN, studying the interaction of slow protons and antiprotons in matter. You can get a copy of my thesis here.
After university, I went to work in the European space industry for about 8 years where I spent most of my time as a software engineer, working with the onboard software for the ESA ATV “Jules Verne” and the Gaia missions.
Since 2011 I have been a development engineer at Thrane & Thrane (now Cobham Satcom) where I am working with control systems and embedded software for stabilized Ku/Ka VSAT antennas. I’m proud to be part of the team that created the world’s best SAILOR and Explorer VSAT antennas.
In addition to the above I am also:
- Enjoying ham radio since 1991 as OZ9AEC
- Author of several popular open-source software projects like Gqrx SDR and Gpredict
- Contributing to other open-source projects like GNU Radio, SatNOGS, and Hamlib
- Promoting open technologies like FreeDV
- Member of Copenhagen Suborbitals working primarily on the telemetry and the video downlink systems
- Giving talks about various topics in ham radio, open source, space and software defined radios
For technical support, please use the support forums and communities that have been set up for that purpose.
I am available for consulting and contract work within space, satcom, and SDR. You can contact me at alex @ acsatcom.com. Please only (paid) work-related emails here.
For private conversations, you can use oz9aec @ gmail.com. I am interested in talking to people who have similar interests, but I will ignore tech support type emails from strangers. I have a full-time job, several freelance jobs, family & friends, and I already spend a lot of time making free, open-source software for others.